I don’t know about you, but in our family we have a ‘no telly in the week’ policy – so Friday is Movie Night.
After an initial daily request for the television to go on, they soon forgot about it, and played with lego, got out their paper and pencils, and generally entertained themselves! This means now that Fridays (and sometimes Saturdays) are more fun, and TV is SPECIAL.
This week it was just 9yo and I so… he invited a girlfriend over, and we had a #SmurfFest! The two of them built a lovely atmospheric fire in the hearth, and we snuggled down under blankets on the sofa and were in Smurf Heaven for the evening… I’ll be honest, it didn’t sound like my kind of dvd film, but I went with it, and we watched The Smurfs, and then The Smurfs2 – I actually loved them both, hilarious and for those of you, like myself, who’ve not seen the first film, I was surprised – it’s a hybrid live-action and animated family comedy. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the Smurfs out of their village, they’re forced through a swirling blue (of course) portal, out of the safety of their Smurf world and into the middle of New York’s Central Park. And so the adventure unfolds…
The Smurfs 2 continues seamlessly explaining Smurfette’s (Katy Perry) background, created in the lab by Gargamel who now plans to kidnap her to extract the formula for the magical Smurf essence which Papa Smurf used to make her blue. Once he has the secret, Gargamel plans to build a wee army of Naughties, to help him take over the world.
Christina Ricci voices Gargamel’s naughty daughter Vexy who is charged with manipulating Smurfette to gain her trust…. I won’t spoil it, however, we all three loved it, and I would recommend a night in for your own #SmurfFest – we even drank smoothies from wine glasses, and sliced up a Mars Bar for a posh chocolate treat Sophisticated!
Movie Trailer: Smurfs 2
Would my husband have enjoyed it? I think he would have!
Did the kids enjoy it? They loved it and are still recounting lines from it this week!
Likeability of characters – 10/ 10 (with the exception of Gargamel)
General story line – 10/10
The Ending – 10/10
Check out the movie review by the nine year old over at Kids Chaos.